The Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties is a government agency established by Ohio statute for the purpose of planning, funding, monitoring and evaluating contracted mental health, alcohol, and drug treatment services to residents of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties.
2016 Statewide Suicide Prevention Conference – May 13
Time is running out to register to attend the 2016 Statewide Suicide Prevention Conference on May 13 on the campus of The Ohio State University. The third annual symposium focuses on Suicide and the Family and will feature presentations from leading researchers and advocates. New this year, the conference will feature two breakout sessions that will provide tools and resources in addressing the impact of suicide and suicide prevention. The conference is presented by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in partnership with OhioMHAS. For more information, click the link above or contact Caitlin Willett at 614.293.7827 | Caitlin.Willet@osumc.edu.
March 16 The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is hosting a webinar to provide an overview of the upcoming regional Ohio Zero Suicide Academies. The webinars will provide brief overviews of OhioMHAS suicide prevention efforts and will focus mainly on the six regional two-day Ohio Zero Suicide Academies and Learning Communities targeting clinical care providers in behavioral health and primary care settings as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). The webinar will be offered on March 16 from 10-11 a.m. and again from 1-2 p.m. Please click on the links below to register. Recordings of the webinars will be made available online for those who are unable to attend. March 16 | 10-11 a.m. March 16 | 1-2 p.m.
CVS Pharmacies Announce Availability of Naloxone throughout Ohio
This week, CVS Health announced would make the opioid overdose reversal medicine naloxone available without a prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations across Ohio beginning in late March 2016. White House National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp joined CVS Health in making the announcement at a press conference in Toledo on Monday. “Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdoses and by expanding access to this medication in our Ohio pharmacies by the use of a physician’s standing order for patients without a prescription, we can help save lives,” said Tom Davis, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Practices at CVS Pharmacy. “We support expanding naloxone availability and we applaud the State of Ohio for its leadership in the fight against drug abuse and addiction.”
Have you ever wondered whether your drinking habits are dangerous to you or those around you? Do you know what behaviors are indicators of an eating disorder? Could you recognize signs of bipolar disorder in yourself or a friend?
Recognizing the signs of an ongoing or developing mental health issue is key to treatment and recovery. The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties now provides instant anonymous online screenings for many significant mental health conditions, including adolescent depression, alcohol abuse, Bipolar Disorder, depression in adults, eating disorders, General Anxiety Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Our screening tools are easy-to-use and completely anonymous. By answering a series of simple questions, a visitor can determine right away whether his or her behavior and current mental status reflect the signs of a serious mental illness or substance abuse problem. Anyone can use these screening tools without obligation and in complete confidence.
In the past year, 21.7% of Ohioans age 18 and older with a mental illness reported a perceived need for treatment, but did not receive any treatment or counseling. Ohio ranks 32nd in the nation when it comes to unmet need for mental health services. (Source: NSDUH/HPIO)
In the past year, 2.6% of Ohioans ages 12 and older needed but did not receive treatment for illicit drug use. Ohio ranks 43rd in the nation when it comes to access to treatment for illicit drug use. (Source: NSDUH/HPIO)
The good news is that local, effective and affordable treatment is readily available for residents of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties. In addition to our screening tools, visitors can also learn more about serious mental illness and addiction, and treatment options available to them.
For more information about our services in Tuscarawas County, please call (330) 364-6488. For services in Carroll County, please call (330) 627-7912.